Friday, February 1, 2019

February Hostess Code and Freebies

Hostess Code Club - How does this work?

At the beginning of every month, I create a new hostess code for anyone shopping with me to use in my online store. You will also find the hostess code in the sidebar of my blog and at the beginning of each month it will be updated with the new one. I will also send an email each month to make sure you don't miss it.
Then at the end of the month, I close out the order and use the hostess rewards that have accumulated during the month to purchase gifts for everyone who has placed orders using the hostess code. The more orders placed using the code, more hostess rewards accumulate and that means better rewards for you.

Hostess Code Club Rewards are sent separate to your order as they are sent from me NOT Stampin' Up! I also cover the postage on your reward/s.

February's Gift:

A sampler of embellishments from the Annual and Occasions Catalogues.

The Fine Print:
  • Do NOT use the Hostess Code if your order is more than $250; an order of $250 or more will earn you your own hostess reward/s.
  • Please do NOT click on guest checkout or no contact. This means that your details are not passed on to me and I am unable to post your reward/s to you.
  • Make sure that you are shopping with me - Lisa Eaton, to make sure that you are rewarded for your shopping!
  • Make sure you enter the Hostess Code in the right spot and click "Apply".
A big thank you to those who placed orders with me last month, your Hostess Gift is on its way.
If you're placing an order with me in June the new Hostess Code is - RXG6AZZM

Now that you've had a look through the catalogue, I'll bet that you have a wish list as long as your arm. Am I right?

YES? Why not think about Joining Stampin' Up!?

From January 3rd through to March 31st, anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! (during Sale-A-Bration) can choose from two offers.

These offers are IN ADDITION to the regular Starter Kit offering.

There are MANY fantastic things about joining Stampin' Up! but I think that one of the best things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, is being able to not only SEE new products before they're available to our customers but being able to ORDER them and PLAY with them before they're available to our customers.  Sounds good, doesn't it?

Click here to find out more about joining Stampin' Up!  I would LOVE to have you on my team.
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Friday, January 25, 2019

New Year, New Hobby?

It's about this time that people start to try new things.  Some hit the gym, vow to eat clean and run marathons; I can not help you with that.  What I can help you with, is card making, scrap booking, memory keeping and even planning!

SO, if you're looking for a new hobby that involves the latter, I'm your girl - keep reading.

There are so many different supplies and tools on the market that it can be confusing where and how to get started.  I thought I'd pop in and give you tips on my favourite products, what I use and what I  recommend to my customers.

The only other thing I will say is, you get what you pay for.  Sure you can buy all of these supplies at the local cheap shop, BUT trust me when I say (because tried to craft on the cheap too) the adhesive loses its stick, and the card stock changes colour.

What do you need to get started?

Card Stock:
You'll need something for your card base, more often than not, I use Whisper White A4 Thick Card Stock; $13.50 for 24 sheets (also available in Very Vanilla).  It is entirely up to you what size card you make.  I try to stick to something that will fit inside a C6 envelope. Which is mostly 4"x6" or 10cm x 15cm or half of an A4 sheet.

Trimmer & Paper Snips:
You're going to need something to cut those bases with, right?  I have owned many trimmers in the time I've been crafting - the Stampin' Trimmer is by far the best.  Spare cutting and scoring blades are available as well as replacement cutting mats.
I always have a few pairs of scissors around, one cheap nasty pair for cutting adhesive if needed, one pair of paper snips for ribbon and twines and another pair just for fussy cutting.  I love our paper snips because of the fine tip, I can get all the way into the finest design, using the whole blade.

I recommend labeling them somehow, I just use washi tape with "ribbon" written on it and the adhesive ones are kept separate.  Clean your adhesive scissors often, using eucalyptus oil.

I keep a few different types on hand depending on my project.  I always have Snail Adhesive on hand for if I'm making a card as I'm running out the door to see family for their birthday (yes I'm a terrible person!) because it's quick and simple to use and a little bit forgiving is you need to lift your paper to re-position.  I keep Tear & Tape on hand because it's easy to use and is nice and strong for all textures of paper.  And Dimensionals, I looooove layers, and Dimensionals are my absolute favourite product for this, I use one for a little bit of lift but sometimes I'm known to stack two for extra lift.
Snail Adhesive Refills also available

Tear & Tape, Perfect for boxes and 3D items. 
Dimensionals, 300 per pack

There are many types of adhesive available on the market, and over the years I've used my fair share these three are my favourite, especially for ease of use.

Patterned Paper:
Although this is not an absolute necessity your cards will look fantastic with a layer of texture provided by your choice of patterned paper.,-stacks,-and-coordinating-cardstock

Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper

Accents & Embellishments:
Accents & Embellishements are a personal thing.  Each card you make will be different, some will need "something extra" and some won't.  I like to add a few Basic Rhinestones or Basic Pearls to my cards, almost as a "full stop" at the very end of my project.

Rhinestone Basics

Sizzix Big Shot™:
I cannot craft without mine!  My Big Shot™sits right beside me as I craft, embossing is an awesome way to add dimension and texture to your cards.  Lots of Stamp Sets have matching Framelits available too, make gorgeous gift bag embellishments and tags - I honestly could not be without it.
And last by definitely not least, STAMPS!  

I would be the worst Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator ever if I didn't mention what Stampin' Up!® do best... While I think it's important that the message on the inside of your card is handwritten, there are some great sentiment stamps in different fonts and sizes.  And as mentioned above, lots of stamp sets have matching framelits - saving you from fussy cutting your images.

Painted Harvest, available in Photopolymer

So, there you have it.  My go-to items to for Card Making, the only thing you need is your imagination, and if you're having a mind blank - check out my Pinterest Boards and I am sure that you'll find something that inspires you.

Thank you for popping in,  if you know of someone who would like to read this post please share it with them.  If there is anything that I've featured that you'd like to purchase, click on it and you'll be taken to my online store.
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Monday, November 12, 2018

30 Years of Stampin' Up! | GDP163

Happy 30th Anniversary Stampin' Up!

While I have only been a part of this fabulous family for 5 years, I have met people that I feel like I've known forever.

For this reason, I've chosen to create a Thank You card for #GDP163.

From the moment I saw this beautiful Tropical Escape Suite I was in love.  The colours are summery and crisp, there are lots of versatile spots and stripes, also featured on those beautiful papers is my second favourite thing; well almost - other than papercraft I loooove succulents!

While keeping the card fairly clean and simple there are still a few layers as well as some cute leaves from the Tropical Thinlits Dies and I've added a simple border from the Tropical Chic Stamp Set in Blushing Bride.  These items are available in a bundle for 10% the price of purchasing the two separately.

Tropical Chic Bundle

I'm going to leave you with this final image, a close up of those super cute leaves.  If there is anything that you've seen here that you'd like to purchase, click on the image and you'll be taken to my online store.  If you do make a purchase, don't forget to use my Hostess Code for November - HMZMHVY6 to earn yourself a thank you gift and card from me!

Have a fantastic week, later on tonight there will be another challenge set by the Design Team over at Global Design Project - why not join in?
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